After taking a short hiatus from theatre, Tammy Ruder
re-entered the world of theatre when her
children started performing.
Instead of just dropping the kids off, she
stayed and helped.
children have been involved in 16 productions together since their start in 1999 with Wyandotte Players production of Oliver!
has been a part of The Theatre in the Park for the last 11 years.
started with Peter Pan (2000) as the "mom in charge" or "head mom".
She progressed to Stage Manager for Mame (2001) and The Wizard of Oz (2004).
She was Assistant Director for Gypsy (2005) and 42nd Street (2008).
For The Theatre in the Park she
has directed The King and I (2006), The Music Man (2007), Disney's High School Musical (2009) and Annie (2010).
has filled many different roles for theatrical productions at many different theatres and high schools around town: director, assistant director, stage manager, actress, set designer, costumer and props coordinator.
Additional directing credits include The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz.
Tammy is the Executive Producer and Director of the Jewish Community Center's KC SuperStar, an "American Idol" style competition for high school students in the Kansas City area.